New York City’s eclectic visuals, culture, and rich history awaken every seasoned and novice traveller’s appetite for adventure. It is Eden after The Fall. This is what Eve was looking for when she bit in to the big apple.
It is the towering and imposing buildings that are baked by the summer sun, it is the grounds of Central Park made hard by the winters snow, and it is the infamous attitudes of the New Yorkers that have inspired countless generations of literary and artistic pioneers, whose works pay homage to her zest and zeal.
What better way to acquaint yourself with the sights, sounds and smells of New York than lying in leafy Central Park with the sun on your face and Wharton’s Age of Innocence placed upon your lap? What could be more peaceful than indulging in the pages of James Van Der Zee’s document of Harlem having just reached the calm oasis of the garden at The Cloisters Museum?
She is a Mecca for anyone who is in search of that illusive pulse of life, that intoxicating cocktail of vice and virtue, and for that visual and cultural crescendo.
It is impossible not to be swept up by this pulsating and magnetic metropolis, so please indulge in this list of our favourite titles to help you on your way in discovering your New York state of mind…